Wheel Alignment Q&A

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Should I align the right side contact patches?

There is no correct answer to this question. It is a set-up decision and not a rule or law.

The chassis only knows where the contact patches are. (See Why measure at the contact patches? Q&A). Real Square systems use the contact patch as the measurement reference point because that is the most relevant and consistent location. We do not suggest aligning the right side contact patches, but we absolutely suggest that the contact patch is the best place to reference your rear end location.

The recommended procedure is to set the rear end placement using your traditional method and then log the measurements using your Real Square fixtures. This is your baseline. You can now accurately maintain the rear end location regardless of camber changes.

Always remember to check driveline alignment using your centerline laser as you move the rear left to right.